Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
One of the items I mentioned in last week’s feature, Easter Eggs in Pixar’s Up, was that Carl Fredricksen’s house was inspired by a Victorian house near Sixth Street in Berkeley, CA. After spending a good half hour virtually driving down the street on Google Maps, I came across a home that might have been the inspiration, but didn’t really look like the house from the film. Turns out, it wasn’t the house that inspired Carl’s house in the movie.
The awesome guys at SFGate actually drove around Berkley and Oakland, and found what I believe must be the house that inspired the film. The house they discovered not only has a lot of architectural similarities, but is also jacked up about ten feet off the ground, and it appears to have been in this condition for quite some time.Cool Posts From Around the Web: